Indiana University (IU) - Bloomington Alumni Average Salary

Indiana University, a school in Bloomington, Ind., has roughly 37,000 undergrads. Athletics are a huge part of life here (Go Hoosiers!), and the school's urban location only adds to the fun, with a wealth of neighborhoods and cultural events to explore. The data in this summary come from IU alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Indiana University (IU) - Bloomington School Alumni

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Human Resources (HR) Manager
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Human Resources (HR) Director
3 salaries
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Marketing Coordinator
2 salaries
Executive Director
2 salaries
Clinical Manager
2 salaries
Systems Analyst
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 152

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107 South Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-7000

Indiana University (IU), Bloomington, Indiana University (IU)


State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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The retail industry, the financial services industry, and the health care industry are just a few of the areas in which IU grads find work. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the education industry. Graduates of IU earn around $60K on average.


The biggest paychecks among IU alumni are earned by Optometrists — these former students make a median salary of approximately $120K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Executive Directors ($72K) and Human Resources Managers ($63K). Salaries are anything but generous for Marketing Coordinators, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $43K.


Indianapolis, Ind. is a hot spot for IU alum. With a median salary of $86K, San Francisco, Calif. represents the highest-paid city popular among IU grads. On the far end of the pay scale, IU alumni often reside in Fort Wayne, Ind., which is home to the lowest pay at about $39K. Graduates also relocate to New York, N.Y. and Chicago, Ill.

Degree Major

Former Hoosiers who fare the best in terms of salary hold a medical degree and earn a median salary of $120K per year. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology are the lowest of the pack, earning $39K.


Strategic Planning commands a pay premium of 23 percent for former Hoosiers. IU alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Excel, with around an eighth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in five survey participants get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to a large number of graduates, and dental insurance is issued to a strong majority of former students as well. A large number of survey participants save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Graduates of Indiana University are also recipients of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

University of Kentucky grads bring in salaries of around $64K, making them the most similar to IU alumni in terms of earnings. The University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, the University of Louisville, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are also similar to IU.

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SAT Scores 1570 1910
ACT Scores 24 30

Key Stats for Indiana University (IU) - Bloomington


48 %
52 %
$35,462 - $74,293
$42,220 - $89,769

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$34,239 - $80,153
$31,429 - $74,840
$27,203 - $97,500
$53,506 - $77,420
$34,765 - $83,860
$31,943 - $72,841
$41,600 - $154,381

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